Claire and I bought some kayaks off Facebook marketplace from an older couple that didn’t use them anymore. We mounted them in our side yard so they’re easy to load up when adventure calls. We’ve been taking the kayaks to various springs and bodies of water around Florida including a few mangrove tunnels and long-closed […]
Claire and I heard about the pandemic on the news. It was starting to appear in major cities around the US and there were isolated cases. Claire and I had purchased Disney Florida resident passes and decided we should try to make the most of them before Disney closed. My grandfather gifted us a stay […]
Claire and I were discussing seafood. My mom’s side of the family is from New England, and they prefer lobster. Claire was telling me her family always cooked up crab. I’d confessed that I’d never cooked up crab at home and wasn’t too familiar with it. Claire and I made plans to cook crab together, […]
A while ago, I wrote about growing peppers hydroponically. The peppers are finally ready and it was time to make my hot sauce. I gathered the peppers and tomatoes that were ready at the time, in this case: jalapeno, dragon cayenne, hot banana, serrano, and poblano. I pan-fried them in some oil with garlic and […]
I’ve always been a big fan of pizza and recently wanted to start making my own. I know one of the most important aspects of making a good pizza is intense heat: the sort of heat I couldn’t reproduce with a kitchen oven. I bought a propane grill for my backyard and then a pizza […]
Claire and I got a kit off of Amazon that lets us grow our own oyster mushrooms. You rip open a cardboard panel on the front of the box and then score the surface of a mushroom substrate (it kind of resembles a block of tempeh). You then spritz some water on the mushroom substrate […]
Chatting with Claire got me thinking about creating some art. I decided on watercolors as the barrier to entry, in terms of supplies, seemed pretty low. I hopped on Amazon, ordered some paint, a book of watercolor paper, and some scotch tape to frame the edges of my ‘canvas’. It’s not great, but it’s a […]
Playing old board games with my grandfather and his wife
Sophie and I went to St. Petersburg bagel Company for morning bagels.
My neighbor, to my surprise, had a tree in their front yard removed.
Making my own homemade pickles using fresh dill from the garden and hydroponically grown Boston pickling cucumbers.
Getting cauliflower bites and jalapeño fries for lunch with my sister Sophie